Fall Flower Carpets Along The Heritage Trail

Fall Flower Carpets Along The Heritage Trail

Summer is busy changing into fall and, in northern Indiana, that means it’s time once again for the colorful Fall Flower Carpets Along The Heritage Trail!

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Have An Indiana Horseback Riding Adventure

Northern Indiana Horseback Riding AdventureWhat better way to get out into the great outdoors and forget your cares than an Indiana horseback riding adventure!

Nothing is as fun and relaxing as getting up in the saddle of a friendly, well-cared for horse and going for a trail ride. Something about the feel of that big, beautiful animal moving beneath you as you both work together, taking in all that fresh air – a wonderful sport!

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Get a Taste of the Marshall County Blueberry Festival

Marshall County Blueberry Festival 2014 Autumn is sneaking up on us and that means just one thing: it’s time once again for the excitement and fun that is the Marshall County Blueberry Festival!

The 2014 Marshall County Blueberry Festival, held in Plymouth, IN, is Indiana’s largest, four-day festival – and all for this humble yet delicious and healthy, little blue fruit!

In its 48th year, Marshall County Blueberry Festival is a free event with the 3 stages of live entertainment, a parade, hot air balloons, horse pulls, tractor pulls, food and craft booths, fireworks, carnival rides, a spectacular car show, blueberry-pie eating contests (of course!), and tons more.

Montgomery Gentry at the Marshall County Blueberry Festival 2014This year’s headlining entertainers for the Marshall County Blueberry Festival are country music super duo, Montgomery Gentry! Known for their blue-collar anthems and “heavy Southern rock” sound, Montgomery Gentry has had fourteen Top 10 singles, including five number 1’s: “Something To Be Proud Of,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew It All,” and “Roll With Me.”

Montgomery Gentry will be supported by guest Frankie Ballard and will be on the Centennial Park stage in Plymouth at 8pm. Tickets for the show can be purchased online.

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Whitewater Rafting In South Bend, Indiana

Whitewater Rafting In South Bend, IndianaYes, you read that right – you can go Whitewater Rafting in South Bend, Indiana – downtown South Bend! – thanks to the East Race Waterway.

East Race Waterway, on Niles Avenue, allows you to go whitewater rafting in South Bend in a kayak or raft, solo or in a group, beginner or advanced. South Bend Parks & Recreation supplies all the equipment for a modest fee.

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Crowing About Art at the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival

2014 Amish Acres Arts & Crafts FestivalThe end of July and beginning of August is booming here in Indiana Amish Country with the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival taking place July 31st through August 3rd, 2014.

The 52nd annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival is a huge draw to the Nappanee area with over 300 booth spaces representing nearly 250 cities in over 30 states with arts, crafts, and goods to charm your eye and tempt your pocket book.

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Shop ‘Til You Drop at Shipshewana Flea Market

Shipshewana Flea MarketEvery year, from May to October, the Midwest’s largest flea market opens its doors – The Shipshewana Flea Market in Shipshewana, Indiana!

Shipshewana Flea Market is over 100 acres of goods presented by over 900 vendors, plus a restaurant, auctions, a farmer’s market, antique stores, and more! If you can’t find it here, it doesn’t exist and even if you’re not in the market for anything to buy? Shipshewana Flea Market offers hours of enjoyable distraction for the whole family.

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Fun in the Sun at Northern Indiana Parks

Northern Indiana Parks - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore State Parks

Summer is upon us and what better way to spend your Indiana vacation than in the great outdoors at some of our beautiful, northern Indiana parks and recreation areas?

There are lots of great northern Indiana parks for you to picnic, hike, bike, explore, and relax at. Here are just a few that come to mind:

Jane’s Parks in Bremen, IN
Jane’s Park in the southeast Bremen on Woodies Lane has a number of nice features including picnicking shelters, playground equipment and sports fields, and the park’s name spelled out in topiary. A charming and beautiful place for an outing just minutes from Scottish Bed and Breakfast.

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Visit The Village at Winona

Visit the Village at WinonaThere is a little arts community on the shores of Winona Lake just southeast of us that makes for a wonderful Northern Indiana day trip: The Village at Winona.

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Tour the Quilt Gardens Along The Heritage Trail

Quilt Gardens Along the Heritage Trail

Spring has sprung and now is the time to plan your tour of the Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail in Northern Indiana’s Amish Country!

Open from May 30th through October 1st, Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail were inspired by the famous and colorful flower carpet festivals of Europe, a practice that has spread worldwide, even to our neck of the woods with the Napanee and Elkhart Fall Flower Carpet display.

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South Bend Wednesday Wine Walks

South Bend Wednesday Wine WalksIt’s Wednesday and you’re in beautiful South Bend, Indiana – what to do?
South Bend Wednesday Wine Walks, that’s what!

Downtown South Bend is definitely the place to go if you’re in the mood for great food, drinks, shopping, arts, and entertainment; anything and everything you need to make a great evening even better.

South Bend has food – from traditional American fare to ethnic, from modern cuisine to fusion, from casual to fine dining – and South Bend has music: jazz. rock, r&b, blues.

There’s something for everyone in downtown South Bend – and the South Bend Wednesday Wine Walks will help you to discover it all!

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Take a Stroll Along the Elkhart RiverWalk

Elkhart RiverWalkNow that it’s beginning to look a bit more like spring, the urge to get outdoors and into the sun is stronger – why not indulge yourself with a stroll along the Elkhart RiverWalk?

The Elkhart RiverWalk is an exciting parkland developed on the banks of the Elkhart River in downtown Elkhart, Indiana – just a half hour drive from Scottish Bed and Breakfast. The Elkhart RiverWalk Commons were inspired by the success of other such urban parks around the world.

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Upon The Marshall County Barn Quilt Trail

The Marshall County Barn Quilt Trail

“Pine Tree” barn quilt mural in Bremen, IN

Started in 2001 by an Ohio woman, to honor of her mother’s Appalachian, quilting heritage, barn quilting is a new tradition whose appeal is reflected in The Marshall County Barn Quilt Trail.

And what, do you ask, is a barn quilt?

A barn quilt is a square board, usually somewhere in the range of 4 to 8 feet in width, decorated to resemble a quilt block and hung on the exterior of a barn or other type building. Real, cloth quilts are made up of many of these blocks of color but barn quilts typically feature only one block.

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Look! Up in the sky! It’s the Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum!

Hall of Heroes Superhero MuseumSlip out of your secret identity and slide into your tights and cape – it’s time to visit Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum in Elkhart, Indiana!

Founded by super-collector Allen Stewart, the exterior of the Hall of Heroes may look more than vaguely familiar to fans of the 1970’s animated series “Superfriends” – primarily because it has been constructed to resemble the Hall of Justice!

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Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival 2014

Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival 2014Get your pancakes ready – the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival is almost here and promises tons of fun when the sap starts to run! April 25th – 27th, 2014.

What’s at the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival? A little bit of everything!

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Visit the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, Indiana

Studebaker National MuseumStudebaker cars have not been in production since 1966 but their long history and once gleaming reputation lives on at the Studebaker National Museum.

Studebaker began in South Bend in 1852 as a blacksmith shop owned by two brothers: Henry and Clement Studebaker. Once younger brothers Peter, John, and Jacob joined the team, they changed the name to the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company and proceeded to become the world’s largest manufacturer of wagons and buggies.

The very first Studebaker automobile was produced in 1902 – and was electric! It was another two years before the company manufactured their first gasoline model but they continued to make and sell both horse drawn and self-propelled vehicles until 1920.

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